Our parent company Enginuity is leading a review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Marine Engineering. Enginuity is now requesting feedback from employers, training providers and key stakeholders who work in the sector.

The current suites of NOS and qualifications were developed in partnership with employers and other appropriate organisations across the UK. NOS set out the skills, knowledge and understanding required by employers to undertake a particular task or job role to a nationally recognised level of competence, helping formalise training requirements for employers and employees across the UK. They also form the basis of all vocational qualifications including those used in Apprenticeship Frameworks.

As part of our philosophy of continuous improvement Enginuity are now requesting feedback from relevant stakeholders to ascertain whether the current NOS are still fit for purpose and if not what changes are required?

The key areas that the review will focus on:

  • Are the current occupational pathways (job roles) still relevant and current in the structures?
  • If not what changes are required? Such as the addition of more optional units?
  • Are there any missing NOS that should be developed and be included?
  • Is the content of the NOS technically correct?
  • Is there anything missing in the scope of the NOS and /or knowledge statements?
  • Is there anything that should not be in the NOS e.g. redundant procedures/processes/equipment?
  • Is it clear what must be completed in order to achieve the NOS?
  • Can the outcomes specified in the NOS be achieved in the workplace?

If you would like to take part in the review of standards please contact Enginuity 's Standards team.